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(Lisbon, PT, 1982) She lives and works between Lisbon and Madrid.


Ana Velez has a degree in Fine Arts from Accademia Albertina de Belle Arti in Turin and from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.

She also holds an MFA in Painting from the same university. She uses drawing as a directional tool, questioning its multiple material possibilities, which led her to develop her practice in public space.

Through her work, she approaches identity-based themes built on three ideas: place, memory, and body, highlighting the place as a container of memory and identity. She was a recipient of the Fundo de Fomento Cultural Ministério da Cultura [2020], Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Support for Internationalization [2013], and Collezione Peggy Guggenheim Scholarship [Venice, Italy 2007], amongst others.

Her work is present in numerous private and institutional collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, and Mexico

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